Miki is a freelance writer and blogger with a degree in English from UNC Chapel Hill. She is obsessed with oversized sweaters, horror movies, eyeshadow palettes, and her dog, Mina.

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24 Beauty Products With SPF To Keep Yourself Easily Protected This Summer

Remembering to slather on the SPF every day is a good habit to have. But sometimes, whether because we're in a rush or it's cold and rainy outside, we just forget. Which is why it's nice to have beaut...
By Miki Hayes

This Is What 'Green Beauty' Really Means

In the world of beauty, products that are natural, organic, green, and clean are having a moment. And with good reason. I mean, who wouldn't want to use makeup and skin care with an ingredient list yo...
By Miki Hayes

15 Citrus-Scented Beauty Products That'll Boost Your Mood

You know those days when it's way too hard to get started? You just can't seem to drag yourself out of bed and get on with your day? (Yeah, those are the worst.) But having something like a citrus-sce...
By Miki Hayes

12 Face Masks To Try After A Weekend Dancing In The Desert

Music festival season is here. And unlike the weather seasons, this one will run for the next six months. Regardless of which one(s) you choose to attend throughout the year though, one thing's for su...
By Miki Hayes

30 Eco-Friendly Beauty Brands To Shop On Earth Day

Earth Day is just two days away. And while there are plenty of ways to celebrate the national observance of the environment (Plant a tree! Volunteer with an environmental organization! Recycle! March ...
By Miki Hayes

These 5 Ingredients Are The Best For Detoxing Your Skin

With so many skin-care options available that offer to purge your skin and rid it of all impurities, I have to wonder: Can you actually detox your skin? After all, skin isn't really like your other or...
By Miki Hayes

Here's How To Safely Wear Glitter Without Damaging Your Eyes

Whether you want to spice up your usual makeup look or you just live to sparkle, glitter is usually the answer. The only problem with slathering yourself in the shimmering stuff is that wearing glitte...
By Miki Hayes

Discover Asia's Next Top Beauty Creator On This YouTube Series

If you love binging reality television shows, this one's for you, beauty junkies. It's called Beauty Bound, and yes, the whole show is already available on YouTube for your viewing pleasure. Having ju...
By Miki Hayes

Experts Explain Why Squalane Oil Is The Best Oil For Your Skin

When it comes to beauty oils, there are, like, a ton to try. And while there are a number of fantastic options for every skin type, if you want to take the guesswork out of picking the perfect oil, sq...
By Miki Hayes

These 3 Facial Oils Could Be Damaging Your Skin

When it comes to skin-care products I couldn't live without, facial oils are easily at the top of my list. Which is odd considering not too long ago, oil-free everything seemed to be the way to go. Bu...
By Miki Hayes

10 Tinted Moisturizers To Use To Avoid Melting Foundation This Summer

Somehow, every spring, the weather seems to mostly skip over that transition period on the way from cold to hot. At least here in NC, it feels like we go from shivering to sweating in just a matter of...
By Miki Hayes

Can Your Skin Type Change? Here's Why You May Be Oilier Or Drier Than Usual

For as long as I can remember, I have had decidedly oily skin. That is, until about a year ago when my skin started displaying regular dry areas, sending me into the "combination skin" column. But can...
By Miki Hayes

10 Glittery Beauty Products You Need For Festival Season

Now that festival season is officially upon us, it's time to put the final touches on your festival fashion and beauty looks. Get in any last-minute distressing your denim may need, select which bag w...
By Miki Hayes

How To Give Yourself A Facial Massage In 6 Easy Steps

Choosing the right skin care can help brighten and tone your skin, it's true. But do you ever give yourself a facial massage to give your skin an extra boost? Because if you're going to be rubbing pro...
By Miki Hayes

These 10 Yummy Foods Help Prevent Fine Lines & Wrinkles

When we have concerns with our skin, many times we turn to skin-care products to help. But supporting healthy skin isn't just a matter of what we put on it, it also matters what we put in our bodies. ...
By Miki Hayes

DIY Beauty Is So Much Easier With This 3-Step System

Today I made my own body moisturizer and face mask. Each only took about three minutes and didn't involve any fruit mashing or more than three ingredients for that matter. And if you're wondering how ...
By Miki Hayes

10 Cleansing Oils That Rinse Totally Clean

When it comes to easily and effectively removing makeup, I'm a big fan of cleansing oils. Not only do they break down even the most stubborn of waterproof makeup, but they also hydrate and condition y...
By Miki Hayes

This Is How Matte Or Dewy 12 Holy Grail Foundations Actually Are

I think we can all agree that foundation is hands-down the most difficult makeup product to shop for. Besides finding the right shade, the formula also matters. But how can you actually tell how dewy ...
By Miki Hayes

10 Unique Foaming Beauty Products You Need To Try ASAP

Remember those orange and grape-flavored foaming sunscreens from when you were a kid? Remember how cool those were and how excited you were to use them? Now maybe they were fun because of the candy sc...
By Miki Hayes

Why Your Skin Needs Collagen, Plus The Best Ways To Get It

"Collagen" seems to be a sort of buzzword in the beauty world. There are plenty of products that promise to increase it, infuse it, support it, and stimulate it. But what exactly does collagen do for ...
By Miki Hayes